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Rockingham Kiln

A Grade II* Listed Building in Wath upon Dearne, Rotherham

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Latitude: 53.4842 / 53°29'3"N

Longitude: -1.3376 / 1°20'15"W

OS Eastings: 444054

OS Northings: 398814

OS Grid: SK440988

Mapcode National: GBR MX34.6Q

Mapcode Global: WHDD5.FP99

Entry Name: Rockingham Kiln

Listing Date: 11 December 1953

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1314614

English Heritage Legacy ID: 335532

Location: Rotherham, S64

County: Rotherham

Electoral Ward/Division: Wath

Built-Up Area: Wath upon Dearne

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Swinton St Margaret

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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Listing Text


(north-west side, off)

5/23 Rockingham Kiln


Pottery kiln. Probably early C19. Red brick in English bond,
part-rendered. Bottle shape with door in north side and window
in south side, both boarded-up. Various bricked openings including
doorway in east side. Dentil course beneath capped apex. Formed
part of the Rockingham Pottery which evolved from a works established
in 1745 by Joseph Flint and continued, from c1755-65, as the Swinton
Pottery by Edward Butler (d.1763) and his wife. Passed through various
ownerships which, from 1768-c1776, involved William Fenny of Catcliffe
Glass Works. From 1785-1806 was controlled and finally run down by
Leeds Pottery. From 1806 John Brameld (d.1819) and his son William
ran the pottery with financial support from Earl Fitzwilliam. William
and his two brothers became bankrupt in 1825 but with more Fitzwilliam
support, and now able to produce porcelain, continued in business using
the name Rockingham and the griffin emblem. The major undertaking of
a service for William IV was achieved in the 1830's at the expense of
commercial viability. The works closed in 1842. The kiln is a rare
survival of its type in what was an internationally reknowned porcelain

A. Cox and A. Cox Rockingham Pottery and Porcelain 1745-1842, 1983,
London, (full history, kiln illustrated on page 18).

Listing NGR: SK4405498814

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